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There is no denying that lately my faith seems fragile. Last night as I was speaking with my husband about my struggles he mentioned how David would mark a wall for all the times God would speak to him or lift him up when David fell on his face. I wasn’t familiar with those passages. Immediately I went to search for this of David because there was comfort in the thought that I’m not the only one who struggles and needs reminding. I never did find the passage concerning David, but by putting in a collection of words including ‘Mark’...the fragility of my faith deeped.
According to some articles that came up in google search (Mark 16:9-20) is not in the original text: “...And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the...
If you went to bible college as I did, you would have been told that you do not form a doctrine with one verse of scripture. Despite that fact, the church has done that very thing by taking the verse in Matthew 28 which says to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost.
In regards to baptism, that is the only verse that says that.
All the other verses that talk about baptism says they were to or were baptised in the name of Jesus or the name of Jesus Christ.
Now the question is did the church ignore Jesus teaching and do things their way or did they do this as told by Jesus and the passage in Matthew 28 is wrong or did they understand to be baptised...
Skeptics (including the mainstream media) scoff at the account of the Genesis Flood and Noah’s Ark, and would sooner believe pagan legends about it than the Bible. But Christians have every reason to fully accept the Bible record as factual and historical. What Noah built was truly an amazing ship, equivalent to modern wooden ships such as 20th century schooners. According to chronologer Martin Anstey, the date of the Flood was AH (Anno Homini or the Year of Man) 1,656, which would be 2,348 years before Christ, or about 4,367 years ago.
Noah found grace...
I suppose this thread is aimed more at Calvinists and their doctrine of total depravity, which inferrs that the inception of faith in Christ is solely the work of the Holy Spirit convincing one of the truth about Christ.
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'" But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
This passage shows that people...
In seeking light from the Lord on this important subject of the “new man,” we must first be absolutely clear of the thought which is so general in Christendom, that God’s Son became a Man in order to repair and rehabilitate the first man—the race of Adam.
The Lord Jesus Christ risen is absolutely unique, a Man of His own order, and in His death unto sin the first man was completely set aside in judgment, and the new man is therefor according to God. Consequently we must not be deceived by thinking that the human mind (must be the mind of Christ—NC) can form a correct conception of any trait of the new man, or that it can imitate the Lord Jesus Christ, though many read the Gospels with this object.
Now our inquiry is:...
In 2 Thessalonians 2, Apostle Paul taught of the event of "a falling away" that is to happen first, prior to our Lord Jesus' coming and gathering of the Church.
2 Thess 2:3-4
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
The Greek word is apostasia (Strong's no. 646) and it's where our English word apostasy comes from. It means to forsake what one held...
I have a long time friend that is a Brother in Christ that firmly believes the earth is flat based on Scripture. He reads the Bible literally, every word. How can I, from a Biblical standpoint show him the truth? We've been going back and forth for months. He thinks I'm deceived and lying to him. He also thinks the world is in a conspiracy to hide the flat earth because exposing it would deny evolution. He does his own laser tests over frozen lakes and completely denies any scientific proof of a Globe earth. He denies outer space, the moon landing and thinks the sun and moon are small and close, and thinks the moon creates its own light. He firmly believes the Firmament is solid.
I came across this YT video that someone retweeted on my twitter page. The title really struck me because I am a bit into conspiracy theories, so anything that could share truth that's been hidden from us is something I like to watch.
This video shocked me! Not because it was sharing something that's been hidden, rather it was sharing something that's been hidden in plain sight! I won't spoil the secret name here because I think the video does well to explain (also has good build up). It's a bit lengthy, but gets to the secret name pretty quickly. The dialogue afterwards is pretty interesting, though I was mainly there to check out the secret name bit. I didn't pay much attention after that.
The graphics were cool, though.
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
During the earthly ministry of Jesus, obedience to the law was required of Israel; at this time, he offered the prophetic kingdom on earth to a repentant...
1 Cor 15:1-4
15 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,
2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you — unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
That Christ died FOR OUR SINS.
It is not what man does. It is all about what Christ did. He died to pay for the sins of ALL MANKIND. The gospel is simple. It is not what man does to save him/her self. It is ALL about what Jesus (GOD) did on the cross.